As states across the country are legalizing marijuana, restorative justice measures are now written into Illinois law, including automatic expungement for low-level marijuana arrest records. Since January 2020, over 500,000 arrest records have been expunged.
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Many Twitter users responded to the Ohio Republican's poll with a single damning word.
- Raleigh News and Observer
A recording of the incident has been released by a group trying to oust him from office.
A fleet of British ships is currently sailing through the South China Sea en route to Japan.
The U.S. Justice Department on Friday ordered the Internal Revenue Service to hand over former President Donald Trump's tax returns to a House of Representatives committee, saying the panel has offered "sufficient reasons" for requesting the material. The department's Office of Legal Counsel reversed course and declared that the department erred in 2019 when Trump was still in office when it found that the request for his taxes by the Democratic-led House Ways and Means Committee was based on a "disingenuous" objective aimed at exposing them to the public. "We cannot know where receipt of the requested tax information will take the committee, any more than the committee itself can predict what it will find or determine," wrote Acting Assistant Attorney General Dawn Johnsen for the Office of Legal Counsel.
- Business Insider
GOP lawmaker Mo Brooks says he wore body armor at the January 6 Trump rally and was tipped off to 'risks'
The Alabama representative said he received a warning two days before the insurrection.
- Business Insider
Marjorie Taylor Greene and Matt Gaetz showed up unannounced to the jail where several Capitol riot suspects are being held and were turned away. They're now accusing DC authorities of 'hiding something.'
Greene and Gaetz visited the DC Department of Corrections on Thursday, asking to view the conditions of the Jan. 6 riot suspects.
- Washington Examiner
An Oregon judge sided against local officials and a gun control group on Thursday as he dismissed a challenge to a Second Amendment sanctuary ordinance that was previously approved by voters.
- The Wrap
‘Morning Joe’ Hits House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy for Mask ‘Stunt': ‘Dumbest Man in Washington’ (Video)
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy earned the ire of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” hosts Friday morning after pulling a mask “stunt” in Washington D.C. Responding to McCarthy’s recent attack on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Capitol mask mandate, host Joe Scarborough mused, “Do we really want to listen to this? Do we seriously, like… the dumbest man in Washington. I don’t know if he is or not. I don’t know if he just plays dumb on TV or he’s actually dumb, but the question is: How many of those Ho
“This is not a loss, again, I don’t want to claim it is a loss, this was a win," said the former president, trying to spin the negative into a positive.
President Joe Biden and the Democrats are in power, with control of the White House and both chambers of Congress […] The post If Biden and Democrats think Black people will repeat 2020, think again appeared first on TheGrio.
- The Daily Beast
Nigerian Gov’t Staff Forced to Take Secrecy Oath After Daily Beast Reveals President’s Twitter Meltdown
GettyABUJA, Nigeria— Dozens of employees working in the State House, where the offices of Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo are located, were gathered in a room and forced to take an Oath of Secrecy earlier this week because the president’s top aides were “embarrassed” by The Daily Beast report revealing the reasons behind his demand for a nationwide Twitter ban, according to two officials.The government was open about the mass-oath-taking, billing it as a sta
- NBC News
Without explanation, Ukraine took its signature off a statement asking China to let observers into Xinjiang to investigate allegations of persecution of Uyghurs.
There's mounting fury on the right about efforts to enforce the new House requirement as Covid's Delta variant spreads.
- CBS News
Preview: The Army veteran tells "CBS Sunday Morning": "I was the driving force behind this whole thing … I'm getting some chills talking about it right now."
- Rolling Stone
Fox Hosts Hit Peak Bizarro World: Tucker Lies, Says Fauci ‘Created’ Covid. Cavuto Calls Him a ‘Good Doctor,’ ‘Vilified’ Like ‘Lex Luthor’
Fauci's truth-telling when Trump was in office seems to have triggered disagreement at the network
- Business Insider
Sen. Marco Rubio mocked Defense Sec. Austin for masking up in the Philippines, where masks are required and COVID-19 is surging
Rubio, whose home state of Florida is also facing a COVID-19 surge, accused Lloyd Austin of "embarrassing COVID theatre."
- Business Insider
Rep. Lauren Boebert threw a mask at a staffer who asked her to wear one, as some GOP lawmakers refused to follow the House's new mask mandate
The Capitol's attending physician reimposed the mask mandate earlier this week in response to the Delta coronavirus variant sweeping the US.
Mayors of 2 Florida counties have broken with Gov. Ron DeSantis and imposed vaccine and mask mandates
Masks will be required at all indoor county facilities in Miami-Dade County, and all of Orange County's 4,200 non-unionized county employees must be fully vaccinated by the end of September.
- Associated Press
Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear defended his mask requirement for state workers Thursday, brushing off criticism by state GOP officials who announced that they would not enforce the mandate in their offices. Beshear said he isn't able to take disciplinary action against workers in the Department of Agriculture, the office of the state treasurer, the Legislative Research Commission or the state auditor's office who don't wear masks, but he warned that they “face a much higher likelihood that they get COVID and they get really sick” if they don't.
- The State
The new law was passed earlier this year by the Legislature, despite opposition from some in law enforcement.